How to Set Up a Home Workspace
In these unprecedented times for most, the living room couch has been a go-to work from home space. Everyone was forced to spend more time indoors than outdoors during the initial breakout of COVID-19. Working remotely reminded us all that it is really important to have a workspace design that stimulates productivity.
This past year has taught us that we need to focus on our mental health, which means finding work/life balance is as important as your immediate surroundings. Our tips will allow you to find your zen, creativity, and also help you level up on your interior-decorating skills.
Selecting a Workspace
The type of workspace layout has to fit with what your professional career requires. In terms of space and location. Another element to keep in mind is your day-to-day life, personal activities, and unexpected visitors.
Most people have families and answering business calls while fixing up a sandwich for your kid can be a little hectic. Which is why we’ve gathered a few ideas that might be useful in finding the balance between business-family:
- Select a room/space with minimal distractions. A place preferably with a lock that will keep your friends, family, and pets out.
- If you have clients that will be stopping by for business, then pick a room that is close to your main door, preferably with a separate entrance.
- Consider setting up your workspace in the garage or somewhere outside if you’re running a home business. You don’t want your family members to be irritated by the mess or collected dust.
Redesign With creativity
It’s quite interesting how we get used to our surroundings, in this case, most of us miss seeing our office walls adorned with specific artwork. However, you can bring that creative energy to spruce up your home workspace. Stimulate your inner artist by painting a nice landscape or lighting up a delicious scented candle. Honestly, whatever makes you feel inspired. Declutter and organize, get your artistic juices flowing, and maybe this newly designed space is just the kind of vibe you needed to freshen up your thoughts and ideas.
Efficient and Effective Ways to Tackle Working From Home
Do you have good WiFi? Check if your chosen location provides connectivity? If not, then better get in touch with your internet provider to upgrade your router settings, so you don’t get dropped from a call mid Zoom meeting. Yikes!
Clear out areas so they can turn into flat, desk surfaces mimicking what you’re used to having back at the office. Make time, so you can check in with your colleagues—Catch up over fun virtual coffee talks brought to you by your very comfy couch. Unlimited chat time without distraction and interruption.
The above ideas are tried suggestions that will boost your motivation and bring back positivity into your life. It’s hard to imagine the above without constantly being reminded of the confusing times we have found ourselves in.
Although, brightening, decluttering, and revamping the workspace can be very impactful in your self-growth journey. And as always seeing those friendly faces you used to spend most hours of your day with back in the office can be just as rewarding as on-screen interactions.
How to Set Up a Home Workspace